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Call for papers for upcoming Special Issues

Selected Papers from the International Conference on Smart Living and Public Health (ICOST) - click here to download more information
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr Mohamed Jmaiel, Prof. Dr Mounir Mokhtari, Prof. Dr Bessam Abdulrazak, Dr Hamdi Aloulou and Dr Slim Kallel
Submission Deadline: 15th August 2020

IoT Sensing, Applications, & Technologies for Smart Sustainable Cities - click here to download more information
Guest Editors:Dr Gerhard Hancke (lead), Dr Jie Hu (lead), Dr Mohammad Reza Salehizadeh, Dr Xuan Liu, Dr Adnan Abu-Mahfouz, Dr Nikolaos Thomos and Prof. Susumu Ishihara, Dr Claudio Savaglio
Submission Deadline: 31st January 2021

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Energy-efficient wireless sensor networks architecture
  • Energy-efficient data routing, processing and storage strategies
  • Energy-efficient harvesting/charging
  • Energy-efficient sensing techniques
  • Energy-efficient sensor data techniques
  • Long-life sensor node deployment and topology control
  • AI-based coordinating sensor devices
  • AI-based scheduling sensor algorithms
  • AI-based sensor resource orchestration
  • Secured sensor communications and network
  • Testbed for massive IoT sensing
  • AI and 5G based massive IoT technologies
  • UAV aided IoT technologies
  • Sensing and Applications

  • Sensing for urban intelligent transport
  • Sensing for urban homes and offices
  • Sensing for localised urban utilities
  • Sensing for urban environments
  • Sensing for city residents' public health and wellbeing

Smart Retail & E-Commerce - click here to download more information
Guest Editors: Dr Zhao Li (lead), Dr Peng Zhang, Dr Tianyu Cao, Prof. Jun Gao, Prof. Ji Zhang, Prof. Yuchen Li
Submission Deadline: 1st July 2020

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges in Smart Retail
  • Smart supermarkets, smart stores
  • Food source and quality tracking
  • Cashless checkouts
  • Smart inventory control
  • Mobile-enabled shopping
  • Facial recognition and wireless for food
  • Customers profiling
  • Smart advertising
  • Consumer analytics
  • Consumption behaviour in smart cities
  • Click models for E-commerce domain
  • Personalization and contextualization
  • Use of personal facets such as age, gender,location etc.
  • Reviews and ratings in ranking
  • User interfaces (mobile, desktop, voice, etc.) and personalization
  • Reviews and sentiment analysis
  • Social signals in ranking and beyond
  • Revenue vs relevance
  • Trust and security issues
  • Live experimentation
  • Fashion E-Commerce
  • Resources and data
  • Retail analytics in E-commerce
  • Advertising decisions and strategy optimization
  • Display, sponsored-search, keyword and socialadvertising
  • Real-time bidding
  • Search and recommender systems
  • Advertising personalisation
  • Questions and answering, chat bots for E-commerce

Previously published Special Issues


Smart Energy for Smart Cities

Vol. 1, Issue 2

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